Books [Tom Mills]
“My first outfit to work with would tickle you. I
“I always helped start the herds for the trail but I never did go up the trail for when the outfit started back to the ranch, they always wanted me back there.
“Things was pretty wild and wooly them days. I was with the Reynolds family right after Emancipation and I was in town with Bill Reynolds one day. Bill was talkin' to Bill Crouch's sheep boss and this sheep boss was standin' with his arm across the neck of Reynold's hoss. I didn't hear what they were sayin' but directly I heard a gun fire and looked around to see the sheep boss fallin'. Mr Reynolds had his foot in the stirrup to get on his hoss, but when he shot the other man, he turned him over and looked at him, then got on his hoss and rode off. They didn't do nothin' to 'im.
“I've seen lots of Indians but they never did bother me. I've heard fellers tell about fightin' Indians that I know never fought one in their lives. I remember one foggy mornin; we were to meet some fellows that were roundin' up a bunch of cattle. Pretty soon my men saw this other outfit and stampeded. They thought they were Indians. I never run because I saw the men at the same time and knew they were the bunch we were going to meet. One the fellows in the bunch that day when he got to the ranch, he was so scared he asked 'em to let him